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Patrick Murphy (Iowa)

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Patrick Murphy
Patrick Murphy.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 28
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House site
Patrick Murphy (b. August 24, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 28th District since 1989. He is the Speaker of the House and was Minority Leader from 2003-2007.

Murphy worked for Hillcrest Family Services in 1991, was a Quality Assurance Analyst/Document Specialist with Cycare Systems Inc from 1988-1990, Quality Assurance Analyst/Document Specialist with Mercy Health Center from 1975-1988, and was an Instructor at Northeast Iowa Community College.

He is a member of the Birth Defects Advisory Committee, Boy Club Boosters, Community Advisor with the Dubuque Area Labor/Management Council, Mental Health Association Board, and Saint Joseph's Church.[1]

Committee membership

  • Administration and Rules
  • Legislative Council (Vice Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Administration
  • Subcommittee on Service (Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Studies (Chair)



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murphy ran for re-election to the 28th District seat against Paul Kern (R). Murphy had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Murphy was re-elected to the 28th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Darren D. White (R). [2] Murphy raised $590,368 for his campaign, while White raised $2,978. [3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy (D) 9,518
Darren D. White (R) 4,227

Campaign Donors


In 2008 Murphy collected $590,368 in donations.[4]

His four largest donors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa State Education Association $95,755
Service Employees Local 199 $25,000
Peninsula Gaming $23,352
Iowa Credit Union League $20,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Iowa House of Representatives District 28
Succeeded by